As Guerrillas Tap A Gusher...Oil Companies Go On The Defensive

Oil engineer Alfonso Manrique Van Damme was discussing projects with three potential investors in his office in downtown Bogota last November. As the four talked, a pizza delivery man strolled in, popped open a pizza box filled with handguns, and with the help of the bogus investors bundled Manrique into his own car. Manrique, a director of state oil company Ecopetrol, has not been seen since then. Officials suspect left-wing guerrillas in the kidnapping.

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